The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life

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Do people with schizophrenia ever get better? This text walks readers through a range of treatment and support options that can lead to a better life for the entire family. Individual chapters highlight special issues for parents, siblings and partners.
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ISBN-13: 9781593851804
ISBN-10: 1593851804
Pagini: 481
Dimensiuni: 179 x 250 x 32 mm
Greutate: 0.79 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Guilford Publications

Notă biografică

Kim T. Mueser, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor in psychiatry and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. His clinical and research interests include the treatment of schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder and the diagnosis and treatment of people with multiple disorders. He has published extensively and lectures often on the topic of psychiatric rehabilitation. He lives in Henniker, New Hampshire.

Susan Gingerich, MSW, is a clinician and consultant with more than 20 years of clinical experience working with people who have severe mental illness and their families. She has an independent practice in Philadelphia.

Dr. Mueser and Ms. Gingerich have coauthored four books.


Lefley, Foreword. Part I: An Overview of Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia: Basic Facts, Course, and Outcome. Diagnosis and Symptoms. Creating a Vision of Recovery. Comprehensive Treatment of Schizophrenia. Community Resources. Part II: Special Issues for Family Members. Parents. Siblings. Spouses and Partners. Parenting and Children. Part III: Preventing Relapses. Medications. Managing Stress. Developing a Relapse Prevention Plan. Responding to Crises. Part IV: Creating a Supportive Environment. Communicating Effectively. Solving Problems. Living in Harmony. Part V: Coping with Specific Problems. Psychotic Symptoms. Negative Symptoms. Cognitive Difficulties. Anxiety. Depression. Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Anger and Violence. Lack of Insight. Part VI: Improving Quality of Life. Social Relationships. Work and School. Independent Living and Self-care Skills. Leisure and Recreation. Dealing with Stigma. Planning for the Future. Resources.


'Concerned family members often ask me what they can do to help their loved one who is being treated for schizophrenia. For practical answers to this and many other questions, I will certainly recommend this clearly written, uplifting, and optimistic guide.' - David G. Kingdon, MD, University of Southampton School of Medicine, UK, author of bestselling Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia 'Too often, people with schizophrenia fall between the cracks of our system of care. This compassionate and comprehensive guide shows how you can strengthen your relationship with your ill family member and help him or her navigate the recovery journey. Dr. Mueser provides state-of-the-art tools for mastering the extraordinary challenges that schizophrenia poses.' - Ken Duckworth, MD, Medical Director, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School